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Webb, Alex (Photographer) & Dyer, Geoff (Contributor). THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT: THIRTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX WEBB. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. Fine.

Retrospective Monograph. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Alex Webb and David Chickey: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with orange cloth overboards and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Alex Webb. Essay by Geoff Dyer, the great British novelist and critic. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb". Some of his finest and most representative images, culled from a brilliant career, and enhanced with photographs that appear in published form for the very first time. "His most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog. Recognized as a pioneer of color photography since the 1970's, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art. Webb's ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor" (Aperture Foundation). As a serious photographer who works in color, Alex Webb has few peers. His unerring eye for color, compositional brilliance, and admirable composure in the face of his often harrowing subject, the chaos called modern life, are regarded by commentators and admirers as being on the same level of achievement as Miguel Rio Branco, one of the greatest Latin-American photographers of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Alex Webb collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Alex Webb. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (Aperture Foundation) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with multiple subsequent printings, that is, copies of the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Printings (as of 2019) that proliferate online and have no collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Overseas Press Club Award in 1980. Recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas in 2009. One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEX WEBB AND MIGUEL RIO BRANCO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0500543976. $300.00

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